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Health Services Consultant - State of Washington

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Location: Tumwater, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: January 14, 2019
Job #13415
Posted: December 14, 2018
Description:
Salary Note:  There will be a 2% salary increase effective January 1, 2019.  The salary listed does not include this increase. 
 

The Opportunity
 
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Health Services Consultant 4 (HSC 4) supports the department’s mission to improve the health of people in Washington State by managing specialized statewide program activities within the Office of Health Professions.  Responsibilities will include oversight in support of the roles and responsibilities assigned to Boards, Commissions, Committees and/or Secretary Professions as assigned; developing and implementing health policies and procedures; and providing program expertise for the development of interpretive statements, rules and legislation review.
 
The HSC 4 is designated by the appointing authority as a technical specialist that serves as an agency wide expert on issues of high visibility and high sensitivity that has the authority to act on behalf the department.
 
The Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA) Division is responsible for oversight of Washington State’s health care delivery system which includes licensing and regulating over 460,000 health care professionals. We work closely with communities and local health partners to build strong health systems and prevention programs across the state to help ensure communities have access to good health care and emergency medical services.
 
There are three (3) full-time permanent Health Services Consultant 4 (HSC 4) positions.
 
About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe.  Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To learn more about the agency, visit our websiteDOH Infographic (Download PDF reader), and see what it’s like to Work@Health!
 
DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including:
 
  • We are committed to diversity and inclusion. DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
  • We have an engaging Wellness@Health program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
  • We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options.  (Depending upon job duties.)
  •  We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
  • We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.  Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work.  (Depending upon job duties and work location.)
  • What will you be doing? – Duties include
     
    • Directs recruitment efforts for board, commission, and committee members.
    • Assign routine tasks to program support staff for preparation and monitors completion:  Approve and coordinate site selection, light refreshments, attendees, and agendas for all meetings of assigned boards, commissions, and committees, oversees development and approval of contracts for facilities and food service providers.
    • Coordinate approval process, printing, and distribution of lists and labels for approved education entities and professional associations.
    • Provide program expertise in disciplinary decisions and exception credentialing application regulations for licensure at case management meetings for Secretary Professions.
    • Leads and facilitates rule development workshops involving internal and external stakeholders.
    • Drafts and develops rules, policies, and interpretive statements, coordinating directly with boards, commissions, committees, stakeholders and other interested parties through the automated rules management system and other electronic resources.
    • Provides Significant Legislative Analyses, Small Business Economic Impact Statements, and Cost Benefit Analyses of rules and policies as needed, ensuring all components of the rules package are complete and appropriately submitted.
    • Prepares and Monitors Budgets.
    • For boards, commissions, and committees, coordinate review of random continuing education (CE) audits and notifies licensees regarding compliance.  When necessary, send to Compliance to open and coordinate with the Office of Investigative and Legal Services (OILS).
    • Answers questions and interprets/explains information, such as rules and policies, for inter- or intra-agency, state and local government, associations, legislative staff, the public and other entities or individuals.
    • Provides training for board, commission, committee members and health professionals for all assigned programs.  Provides mentoring, training, and guidance to program support staff and other new staff in division.
Skills/Eligibility:

What we’re looking for
 
Our ideal candidate is a team player who is well organized with excellent written and oral communications skills, able to problem-solve complex issues, work collaboratively to meet shared objectives, and who enjoys analyzing data.  
 
Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in the following competencies:
 

  • Action Oriented – Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.    
  • Communicates Effectively – Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.    
  • Directs Work – Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.    
  • Ensures Accountability – Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.   
  • Interpersonal Savvy – Relating openly and comfortable with diverse groups of people.    
  • Manages Conflict – Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

 
Required Qualifications
 

  • OPTION 1:  A Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration, or Public/Business administration.
       OR

 

  • OPTION 2:  A Bachelor’s degree; AND two (2) or more years of professional management or consultative experience in a health care services program with demonstrated experience in the following:
    • Rule, policy or legislative drafting and implementation
    • Representing a government or non-profit programs
    • Health care administration
    • Compiling and analyzing data for reporting

       OR
 

  • OPTION 3:  An Associate degree; AND four (4) or more years of professional management or consultative experience in a health care services program with demonstrated experience in the following:
    • Rule, policy or legislative drafting and implementation
    • Representing a government or non-profit programs
    • Health care administration
    • Compiling and analyzing data for reporting

       OR 

 OPTION 4:  Six (6) or more years of professional management or consultative experience in a health care services program with demonstrated experience in the following:

    • Rule, policy or legislative drafting and implementation
    • Representing a government or non-profit programs
    • Health care administration
    • Compiling and analyzing data for reporting

 Desired Qualifications 
 A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration, Public/Business Administration, or a closely allied field; AND three (3) or more years of experience in the following:

    • Rule, policy or legislative drafting and implementation
    • Representing a government or non-profit programs
    • Health care administration
    • Compi